The Podiatry Board of Australia’s (Board) Professional capabilities for podiatrists and Professional capabilities for podiatric surgeons (professional capabilities) identify the knowledge, skills and professional attributes needed to safely and competently practise as a podiatrist or podiatric surgeon in Australia.
They describe the threshold or minimum level of professional capability needed for registration as a podiatrist or podiatric surgeon.
The new professional capabilities will come into effect on 1 January 2022.
They were published on 1 September 2021 so that practitioners and other stakeholders can familiarise themselves with the capabilities before they come into effect.
The professional capabilities are organised into five integrated domains. Each domain comprises key capabilities and enabling components that cover the knowledge, skills and professional attributes needed to safely and competently practise as a podiatrist or podiatric surgeon in Australia.
To help practitioners understand the new professional capabilities, the Board has prepared some useful FAQs.
Podiatry competency standards (241 KB,PDF)
From 1 January 2022 the Podiatry competency standards will be replaced by the Professional capabilities for podiatrists